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2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild

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2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild
Co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA

September 14-16, 2022 | Chicago, IL
The Palmer House Hilton

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Important Know Before You Go Information for:

IN-PERSON ATTENDEES       Virtual Attendees

ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA will jointly host the annual Building Performance Analysis Conference & SimBuild for 2022. The theme of the conference, “Better Buildings, Less Carbon: Supporting the Transition to A Clean and Just Climate” focuses on improving the decision-making process through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle. Practitioners, vendors, researchers, utility and government officials, and owners will address the practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development, and future simulation research and applications.

The anticipated conference program consists of Keynote Speakers, Invited Speakers, a Call for Papers, a Call for Presentations and the eighth ASHRAE LowDown Showdown.


  • Registration




    Virtual Only Registration


    Member $ 300.00
    Non Member $ 350.00


    Virtual Attendees will receive:

    • Interactive Conference App: ASHRAE 365
    • Access to the Virtual Conference page during the conference and for 12 months post-Conference. The Virtual Conference page includes access to:
      • Watch video recordings of ALL technical sessions and keynotes available within 24 hours of in-person session.


  • NEW! Preconference Workshop


    TRACE™ 3D Plus Load Design Training

    Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    Time: 8am – 4pm
    Location: Palmer House Hilton, Grant Park Parlor
    Cost: $350


    TRACE™ 3D Plus Load Design software is a separate program incorporating the load and system portion of the design process. In other words, it contains the functionality of TRACE 3D Plus minus the energy and economic portions of the program. Use this program to complete complex building load calculations for virtually any building. Trane C.D.S. provides a full day of training on Load Design. 


    By the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Understand the program workflow, navigation, and input fields.
    • Utilize building themes and templates to reduce input time.
    • Practice using the drawing tools and creating a 3D model of a building for load design calculations.
    • Use advanced drawing techniques to model items such as multi-level rooms and complex roofs.
    • Add and configure systems for the building model.
    • Take a brief look at plant level load calculations.
    • Create multiple alternatives to model various choices.
    • Learn to create and use library members, including custom library members such as construction types, schedules, systems and more.
    • Share files and libraries. 
    • Practice using the program through in-class exercises.
    • Interpret results and the various output reports.
    • Know where to find answers and seek help.


    Beginning and intermediate level users of TRACE 3D Load Design software.

  • Important Dates

    April 29, 2022 Presentation Proposal Notification
    June 2, 2022 Final Papers Due
    July 25, 2022 Presentations Due

  • Keynote Speakers
  • LowDown Showdown

    Unleash your design and modeling skills, collaborate with project team members and showcase your innovative building design to conference attendees!

    >> Click here to learn more about the 8th Annual ASHRAE LowDown Showdown (LDSd) 


    HackSimBuild is a 24-hour hackathon where participants (you) develop and test creative new approaches to building performance simulation. This event will bring together modelers, programmers, students, academics, designers, and engineers of all types to collaborate in a design sprint.

    HackSimBuild is organized by IBPSA-USA in consultation with the ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild Steering Committee.
    >> Click here to learn more, view rules, challenges and prizes and sign up for our first annual HackSimBuild event.

  • Commitment to Care
  • Sponsorship

    The conference organizers are pleased to offer several sponsorship opportunities to engage industry participation. All sponsors will have their company logo and name on the event flyer, the conference web site and recognition during the conference. A summary of the specific benefits of each sponsorship level is included. If you have questions or are interesting in being a sponsor, please contact Staci Loeffler

    Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Thank you to our Sponsors

    Thank you to the following sponsors of the 2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild!



  • Steering Committee

    John Bynum Chair Aaron Boranian Vice Chair Supriya Goel Scientific Chair
    Carrie Brown Walter Grondzik Alexandra Rempel
    Lauren Wallace Marianna Vallejo, CEC Representative 2022 Steering Committee
  • Scientific Committee

    Supriya Goel Chair 2022 Scientific Committee
    Nathaniel Jones Weimin Wang Wangda Zuo
  • Hotel / Travel

    The 2022 BPAC and SimBuild will take place at The Palmer House Hilton located at 17 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL  60603, September 14-16, 2022.

    • Book by August 26, 2022 to receive the discounted group rate of $269 + tax per night.

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